Gentlefolk, I am now pretty well fixed in the handgun area, but my rifle situation needs help. All I have is a 12ga and an SKS. The Ruger Mini 30 looks like the type of rifle that would work best but am looking for ideas and options. Some type of general,purpose semiauto that could be used for self defence but powerful enough to take out larger animals if needed...brown bear being the largest possible threat in the area, but that would be a very last resort use. Thanks for any thoughts and options! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!